"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday 9 November 2013

Just a thought

I am still reading ---TEAM OF RIVALS---- on page 251 a paragraph reads:

Benearh his graceful facade, Seward was hurt, angry and humiliated." it wasonly some months later,"
the biographer Glyndon Van Deuseb writes,  " When the shock has worn off and hope of a sort revived, that he could say, half whimsically, half ruefully, how fortunateit was he did not keep a diary,
for if he had there would be a record of all is cursing and swearing" when the news arrived.

That was after Abraham Lincoln won the Republican  nomination .

Seward was confident of victory.

Could he ever have imagined a time , I wonder, that some sly.sneaky bastard pretending to be a friend might have been in  his  private company filming his reaction at  hat moment of  unimaginably intense  emotion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The hour was late. You should have been asleep.